Lecturer, Behavioral and Community Health
Faculty Affiliate, The Herschel S. Horowitz Center for Health Literacy
Other Affiliations: Horowitz Center for Health Literacy
Campus: UMD | Building: School of Public Health | Room: 2320
Phone: (301) 405-3427 |
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Biography

Sylvette La Touche-Howard, PhD, NCC, CHES serves as a Faculty Lecturer in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health. Effective January 2017, Dr. La Touche-Howard will also serve as the SPH Graduate Professional and Career Development Coordinator. Dr. La Touche-Howard's passion is in proactively working with individuals and communities to affect behavior change and reduce health disparities through the use of effective health education, communication and promotion. Dr. La Touche-Howard has served on several curriculum development teams that have had state and national impacts. Her past research has included work in the reduction of health disparities in the area of HIV/AIDS, depression, cardiovascular disease and substance abuse. Currently, Dr. La Touche-Howard is working on the creation, dissemination and implementation plan for Behavioral Health in Prince George’s County.

 

Education and Training

McGill University, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Women's Studies 

Andrews University, MA, Mental Health Community Counseling

University of Maryland, College Park, PhD, Behavioral and Community Health

Courses

HLTH 140-Personal and Community Health 

HLTH230-Introduction to Health Behavior 

HLTH 371-Communicating Safety and Health

HLTH 391-Principles of Community Health I 

HLTH 460-Minority Health

HLTH 471-Women's Health

HLTH 490-Principles of Community Health II  

Collaborators

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygeine

Prince George's County Health Department